The Renault Koleos will go on sale this summer in the UK, priced from £27,500
This is a significant premium over its rival, the Nissan X-Trail, which starts from £22,855
The top-of-the-range model costs £34,200
There are a choice of two engines, both diesels
The most frugal and cheapest Koleos is the dCi 130, a 1.6-litre with six-speed manual transmission and two-wheel drive
This gives fuel economy of 57.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 128g/km
Renault has confirmed the full UK specifications for its Koleos SUV which can be ordered in Britain now priced from £27,500.
The most frugal and cheapest Koleos uses a dCi 130 engine, a 1.6-litre with six-speed manual transmission and two-wheel drive which gives fuel economy of 57.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 128g/km.
The other is the 2.0-litre dCi 175 with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic X-Tronic transmission and four-wheel drive. This engine develops 280lb ft of torque at 2,000rpm. When equipped with the X-Tronic gearbox, the dCi 175 Koleos can go from 0-62mph in 9.5sec.
Unlike the Mégane, Renault won't offer a hybrid model Koleos further down the line.
Renault claims excellent rear-seat knee room of 289mm. Boot space is 458 litres compared with the X-Trail's 550 litres. Overall, the Koleos is 4672mm long with a wheelbase of 2705mm.
Four-wheel-drive models have three driving modes: Auto, Lock and 2WD. They also have ground clearance of 210mm; the same as the X-Trail.
With a kerbweight of 1650kg, the Koleos has a towing capability of 2000kg.
There are two trim levels: Dynamique S Nav and Signature Nav. The entry-level Dynamique S Nav includes dual-zone climate control, four USB ports, a DAB radio and sat-nav, as well as a 7.0in infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring and Bluetooth. Outside, the Koleos gets 18in alloys and heated, folding door mirrors as well as roof bars.
Cars in Signature Nav trim get 19in alloys, full LED headlights, heated front seats and a larger, 8.7in touchscreen. It also gets an automatically opening boot.
A wide range of driving assistance systems are available across the Koleos line-up, including automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, blind spot and safe distance warnings, driver tiredness detection and parking assistance.
Options include hands-free parking (£350), a Bose sound system (£600) and brown or grey interior leather (£400).
The new Koleos will be built at the existing Koleos plant in Busan, South Korea, apart from Chinese-market models which will be built at Renault’s plant in Wuhan, China.
Available to order now, the first customer Koleos's will be delivered in the summer.
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